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Sakho on back burner as Wickham race hots up

sakhoWest Ham have put talks with Diafra Sakho (right) on the back burner as they push ahead with moves for Connor Wickham

The Metz striker is believed to want around £15k a week plus £5k appearance bonuses but the Irons are intensifying their efforts to grab Sunderland’s England under 21.

Sakho has been in talks with the club for several days but Sam Allardyce would love to grab Wickham – who at 21 – looks a real prospect and helps the Irons preserve their British baseline.

An Upton Park source told ClaretandHugh exclusively this morning: “The Sakho negotiations are on hold as it’s clear Wickham is now the big target.

“If the manager and chairman can get a deal sorted out it will have been an excellent summer and Wickham.

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However, should that turn out not to be the case, the Sakho remains in play.”


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2 comments on “Sakho on back burner as Wickham race hots up

  1. Looks like the UP source is being a little disingenuous on the exclusive if you read FC Metz official statement just posted today: FC Metz official statement on their web page is quite scaving!
    http://t.co/u8u3ZBvI1b http://t.co/h9tVfgzsrz
    We are getting a reputation for pulling out of deals in this way and creating distrust in the transfer business…

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